The Council Program
Revere proudly announces that the highly acclaimed Ojai Foundation Council
Program will be back again for the fourth year. If you haven't yet heard about Council
, we'd like to give you a little bit of information about the Program. Council
is a communication tool, deep listening practice, and a fun way for students to share their stories with their classmates. We have spent the last two years incorporating the use of Council
in classroom, Staff meetings, Parent gatherings, the Counseling Department, and in a variety of other meaningful and interactive ways. Council
is not Counseling. Council
provides students the opportunity to sit together in a circle to celebrate important events, make significant decisions, explore conflict resolution, find answers to questions, and generally connect with one another-and this is at the heart of Council.
It is also important to note that Council
can easily be tied into the curriculum for any class.
Revere will be training a new group of teachers this year to continue the commitment we have made to honor and respect all voices on campus. We welcome parents to participate in our Parent Councils which will be announced soon. Please check "The Rider" for further updates.
Ruben Valerio, Site Coordinator for Revere
Natalie White, Site Consultant for LAUSD's "Council Practitioners Center"
Some students face daily challenges of multi-generational poverty, the surrounding influences of gangs, the easy availability of drugs and other influences that can lead to unhealthy life choices.